Student Engagement

Past Trips

Please click on the links below to learn more about the previous sites for our past Alternative Breaks trips.  

Fall Break 2019 

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Kansas City, Kansas

    • NourishKC: Participants will serve and run the Kansas City Community Kitchen.

Spring Break 2020: Unfortunately because of COVID-19 these trips were not fully executed, but our Spring Alt Break participants were prepared to participate in service for their full Spring Break. 

  • Jonesville, Virginia

    • Appalachia Service Project: Participants will assist in making homes warmer, safer, and drier for families throughout central Appalachia.

  • Rising Fawn (Cloudland Canyon State Park), Georgia

  • Memphis, Tennessee

    • Serve901: Participants will work on projects focused on a variety of social issues. 

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    • Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma: Participants will assist in providing group counseling to campers ages 5-15. Also help in facilitating team building activities around the camp.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Common Ground Relief: Participants complete planting/gardening projects, invasive species removal, nursery work, and other work in the neighborhoods of New Orleans

2016 Trips

University City Children’s Center
St. Louis, MO
Issue: Childcare Issues

Phoenix Family
Kansas City, MO
Issue: Low-income & Family Issues

Second Harvest Food Bank
Madison, WI
Issue: Food Security

Cass Community Social Services
Detroit, MI
Issue: Low-income/Homelessness/Food Security

Harvest Farm
Wellington, CO
Issue: Substance Abuse Issues

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh,PA
Issue: Low-income Housing Repair

Cloudland Canyon State Park
Rising Fawn, GA
Issue: Environmental Issues

Arkwings
Memphis, TN
Issue: Education/Children's Issues

Kansas Humane Society
Wichita, KS
Issue: Animal Rescue

2015 Trips

Food Outreach
St. Louis, MO
Issue: Food Security/Poverty

Phoenix Family
Kansas City, MO
Issue: Low-income & Family Issues

Harvest Farm
Wellington, CO
Issue: Substance Abuse Issues 

Cloudland Canyon State Park
Rising Fawn, GA
Issue: Environmental Issues

SAAFE House
Huntsville, TX
Issue: Domestic Violence Prevention

Kansas Humane Society
Wichita, KS
Issue: Animal Rescue

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Detroit, MI
Issue: Low-income/Homelessness/Poverty

2014 Trips

Campus Kitchens
St. Louis, MO
Issue: Urban Poverty/Hunger & Homelessness 

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD
Issue: Indigenous American Issues

Christmas in Action
Spartanburg, SC
Issue: Low-income Family Home Repair 

City of Refuge
Atlanta, GA
Issue: Urban Poverty

Cloudland Canyon State Park
Rising Fawn, GA
Issue: Environmental Issues

Harvest Farm
Wellington, CO
Issue: Substance Abuse Issues 

2013 Trips

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD
Issue: Indigenous American Issues

American Hiking Society
Douthat State Park, VA
Issue: Environmental

Refugee Services
Atlanta, GA
Issue: Refugee Family Issues  

Christmas in Action
Spartanburg, SC
Issue: Mature Citizen Home Repair 

Harvest Farm
Wellington, CO
Issue: Substance Abuse Issues 

Campus Kitchens
St. Louis, MO
Issue: Urban Poverty/Hunger & Homelessness 

Misericordia
Chicago, IL
Issue: Support for Developmental Disabilities

2012 Trips

Cheyenne Youth River Project
Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Issue: Minority/Children's Issues

Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
Cincinnati, OH
Issue: Homelessness

Operation Breakthrough
Kansas City, MO
Issue: Children's Issues

Harvest Farm
Wellington, CO
Issue: Health and Wellness/Addiction Issues

Community Collaborations
Tuscaloosa, AL
Issue: Disaster Relief 

·    Summer 2011

Alternative Break Citizenship Schools (ABCs)
Restoring Ecosystems in our National Lands
Flagstaff, Arizona
Andrew Nguyen, 2011 Site Leader Trainer

2011 Trips

Cheyenne Youth River Project
Eagle Butte, South Dakota
Issue: Minority/Children's Issues

Operation Breakthrough
Kansas City, Missouri
Issue: Children's Issues

Cranks Creek Survival Center
Cranks, KY

Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless
Cincinnati, OH 
Issue: Homelessness

Summer 2010 

Alternative Break Citizenship Schools (ABCs)
Orphanage Outreach

Dominican Republic
Jeritt Tucker, 2011 Site Leader Trainer

2010 Trips

Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS)
Kincaid, West Virginia
Issue: Disaster Relief

Hopewell
Mesopotamia, Ohio
Issue:  Mental Health

Habitat for Humanity
Wichita Falls, Texas
Issue: Substandard Housing

2009 Trips

Harvest Farm

Wellington, Colorado
Issue: Addiction Recovery

Heifer International
Perryville, Arkansas
Issue: World Hunger

2008 Trips

One Heartland
Willow River, Minnesota
Issue: Children infected or impacted by HIV/AIDS

Spring Break 2007

Various sites including Greater Chicago Food Depository,Salvation Army, and REST Shelter.
Chicago, Illinois
Issue:  Urban Poverty

© 2021 Student Engagement. All rights reserved.